Dec. 5, 2012
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Lorenzo McCloud scored 24 points Tuesday night and Pacific defeated Nevada 78-72 in overtime.
McCloud scored five of the Tigers' 12 points in the overtime period. Colin Beatty, who had 14 points, hit a 3-pointer in the opening seconds to put Pacific (4-4) ahead to stay.
Ross Rivera added 14 points for the Tigers. McCloud also had seven assists.
Deonte Burton led the Wolf Pack (4-4) with 25 points. Jordan Burris had 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Jerry Evans Jr. had 13 points and Malik Story scored 12 for Nevada.
Neither team scored in the final minute of regulation and the game went to overtime tied at 66.
University of Nevada Men's Basketball
Nevada fell to 4-4 after dropping a 78-72 overtime game at Pacific (4-4) tonight. The Pack lost for the second consecutive game.
Junior Jordan Burris made his first start of the season and seventh of his career. It was Burris' first start since Dec. 11, 2010 against San Francisco State as a freshman. Burris' 14 points was the most since scoring 15 at Pepperdine (Nov. 16, 2010) his freshman year.
Freshman Cole Huff made his first collegiate start tonight.
Deonte Burton scored a game-high 25 points. It was the fourth time he scored a game high this season, third 20 plus point game of the season and fifth time he led the Pack in scoring this year.
Burton scored in double figures for the seventh consecutive game.
Jerry Evans, Jr. had his 56-game streak of starting snapped tonight. Evans scored a season-high 13 points off the bench.
Fourth-year Wolf Pack head coach David Carter is now 66-43 at Nevada. The 66 wins are ninth most in school history.
Senior Malik Story reached double figures for the fifth consecutive game.
For the second time this season four Nevada players scored in double figures; Burton (25), Burris (14), Evans (13) and Story (12). Earlier this season against Southern Utah four players reached double figures.
Burton moved past Story and former teammate Dario Hunt (2008-12) into 18th place on Nevada's scoring list with 1,105 points. Story's 1,093 points ranks 20th in school history.
Nevada travels to Washington for a 5 p.m. game on Saturday in Seattle. The game will air on the Pac-12 networks.